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Gunther Kress - Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design - 9780415672573 - V9780415672573
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Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design

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Description for Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design Paperback. Num Pages: 288 pages, 10 black & white illustrations, 6 black & white tables, 77 black & white halftones, 8 col. BIC Classification: GTE. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 246 x 189. .

This third edition of the landmark textbook Reading Images builds on its reputation as the first systematic and comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. Drawing on an enormous range of examples from children's drawings to textbook illustrations, photo-journalism to fine art, as well as three-dimensional forms such as sculpture and toys, the authors examine the ways in which images communicate meaning.

Features of this fully updated third edition include:

  • new material on diagrams and data visualization
  • a new approach to the theory of 'modality'
  • a discussion of how images and their uses have changed since the ... Read more
  • examples from a wide range of digital media including websites, social media, I-phone interfaces and computer games
  • ideas on the future of visual communication.

Reading Images presents a detailed outline of the 'grammar' of visual design and provides the reader with an invaluable 'tool-kit' for reading images in their contemporary multimodal settings. A must for students and scholars of communication, linguistics, design studies, media studies and the arts.

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Taylor & Francis Ltd United Kingdom
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About Gunther Kress
Gunther Kress was Professor of English and Head of the School of Culture, Language and Communication at the UCL Institute of Education, UK. His many ground-breaking publications include Language as Ideology (with Bob Hodge); Social Semiotics (with Bob Hodge); Early Spelling; Learning to Write; Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication and Multimodality, Learning and Communication (with Jeff Bezemer). ... Read more

Reviews for Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design
'Reading Images has taught us how to look at and interpret images made over thousands of years. In this masterfully revised and expanded edition, Kress and van Leeuwen are doing it again, bringing us right back to the digital age. Their social semiotic theory has just become even more appealing and authoritative.' Adam Jaworski, The University of Hong Kong, ... Read more

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